This intensive day is for social workers, therapists, pastors, and all who work with people who have disabilities and who want to increase their ability to address spirituality as a part of the whole person.
Date: March 28, 2014,
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center
100 East 27th Street, Austin, 78705
(Some scholarships available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Bill Gaventa is a leading thinker and advocate in religion and disability. He served until 2013 as Director of Community and Congregational Supports and Supervisor of the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, and Associate Professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ. He has extensive experience in spiritual supports with people with disabilities, community building, staff training and development, aging/end of life issues, and cultural competence. A writer and editor, Gaventa has edited newsletters and several books, written articles and chapters, and served as the editor of the Journal of Religion, Disability and Health for fourteen years, now as an associate editor. Gaventa and his wife, Beverly, moved to Waco in the summer of 2013 where she is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religion at Baylor.